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Hovercraft Eco Adventure and Wildlife Viewing Tour

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1¼ Hour Duration
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This quick tour allows plenty of time for other activities
Wildlife Opportunities
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Eagles, seals, and whales are seen often!
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No minimum age for this tour
Scenic Eco-Friendly Boat Tour
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To a secluded and remote beach


This thrilling and scenic ecological adventure is one of the most convenient tours Ketchikan Alaska has to offer; because it begins right at your cruise docks! Just steps away from your cruise ship, you’ll load up your unique hovercraft vessel for a tour of a secluded local beach. As you make your way along on your Hovercraft Eco Adventure and Wildlife Viewing Tour, your naturalist guide will share their knowledge of Ketchikan’s coastal ecosystem & the unique craft you are riding in. Then, they will teach you all about the 20-inch “air-cushion” below your vessel and explain what makes the hovercraft an eco-friendly alternative to other cruising options. It’s perfect for the conscious traveler looking to preserve the environment they are exploring. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife as you cruise along Revillagigedo’s rainforest coast to your scenic beach landing. Seals, porpoises, and eagles are known to make appearances!

When you reach the beach, your hovercraft will fly right onto the shore as a result of its “air-cushion”!  This exciting transition is a thrill you won’t find on any other crafts or tours Ketchikan Alaska offers. After your hovercraft comes to a stop, get out, stretch your legs, and explore the stunning shoreline. From here, your Hovercraft Eco Adventure and Wildlife Viewing Tour takes you back out onto the water for more wildlife opportunities. Because of this, be sure to have your camera ready as your keen-eyed guide points out any animals along the way. Sightings could range from something as small as a starfish to as large as a humpback whale! To finish out the Hovercraft Eco Adventure and Wildlife Viewing Tour, you will again skirt the beautiful coastlines of Revillagigedo as you hover your way back to the cruise docks. Make sure to charge your cameras before this one, the up-close views, truly unique travel experience & abundant wildlife opportunities make this one of the tours Ketchikan Alaska offers that you won’t want to forget!


As a shorter excursion, this tour pairs well with others! Maybe take to the skies to see the Misty Fjords after your boat tour.

What's Included

Dock-to-dock transportation is included with this tour.
Knowledgeable Guides
Light Snacks & Water
Guide Gratuities
Rain Gear

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear and how should I prepare for this tour?
No special equipment is necessary for you to bring. Dress warmly and in layers as the temperature can fluctuate throughout the day. We recommend bringing gloves and an extra pair of socks for your comfort. Please come prepared with proper footwear for walking on the beach.
What if it rains? Do the trips get canceled?
Ketchikan is in the heart of a temperate rainforest, and we would never do anything if we stopped for the rain. Please do not let the possibility of rain deter you from booking. Southeast Alaska is at its most beautiful on misty rainy days.
How long is this excursion, and is transportation included?

The total duration of this activity is about 1.25 hours from start to finish. The meeting location will be just next to the Berth 3, which is conveniently situated near the downtown Ketchikan cruise ship dock. Folks who are docking at Ward Cove should plan on taking the shuttle downtown. Of course, you'll receive detailed meeting instructions and planning information in a confirmation email upon booking.

What if our cruise ship's schedule is canceled or delayed?
We will try our best to work with you to reschedule the tour to a later time. If that is not a possibility or your ship doesn't make it into port, then you will receive a refund, less any non-refundable fees.

Know Before You Book

Minimum Age: There is no minimum age to join this tour
This tour is only accessible with folding wheelchairs. Guests can store folding wheelchairs in storage at Berth 3, but will have to walk down and up stairs to the boat.
Although the chances for seeing wildlife are excellent, wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.
Children under the age of eighteen (18) must travel with a fare-paying adult or guardian who will be charged the applicable rate for the tour.
Cancel up to 14-days before the tour for a refund. No refund is available if canceled within 14-days of the tour. If for any reason your tour is canceled, or if your cruise ship's schedule changes, you will receive a refund. Refunds do not include any non-refundable fees. Contact us by phone or email to request a cancellation.

Quick Facts


1h 15min

Adult Rate

Child Rate

Itinerary • 1h 15min • 4 activities

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Your guides will meet you downtown by the cruise docks at Berth 3 to take you over to the hovercraft & walk you through safety information before your tour sets off.

10 minutes
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Your tour kicks-off with a short narrated ride to a scenic beach on one of the small islands surrounding Ketchikan's Island of Revillagigedo.

10 minutes
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At the beach, you'll have time to comb the shore, walk around the area, and take pictures with your fellow guests, the guides, and the hovercraft you arrived on.

30 minutes
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From here, your Blackbird Hovercraft will explore the area looking for wildlife and passing by more remote Islands. You'll learn about the 20-inch "air-cushion" that makes this tour eco-friendly and experience as it coasts, before returning to Berth 3.

25 minutes